Jefferson's secret life

Murray, Barbra; Duffy, Brian; Parshall, Gerald; Lord, Lewis
November 1998
U.S. News & World Report;11/09/98, Vol. 125 Issue 18, p58
Reports DNA evidence which shows that Thomas Jefferson had at least one illegitimate child with his slave, Sally Hemings. Hemings the half-sister of Jefferson's late wife, Martha; Work by Eugene A. Foster in `Nature'; Implications for the study of slavery in the United States and for race relations; Dispelling the myth of separation between blacks and whites; How modern descendants of Hemings view the discovery; Foster's research strategy. INSET: The history that lies in men's genes, by Charles W. Petit.


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